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John Gossage (American, 1946- ) is an artist who makes history present in photographs. He photographs places and sites that tell an everyday story: paths worn through abandoned tracts of land, corners where debris collects, markings on a wall, a table after a meal. Gossage photographs that which has just occurred to remind us that we may have already forgotten it happened or that we were there. By asking us look at what we have misplaced or abandoned he brings us face to face with the present as it becomes history. Throughout the 1980s Berlin became Gossage's overriding focus. Berlin, with its Wall, forgotten tracts of land, unwanted histories - both forgotten and remembered - became the place where Gossage discovered the ideas that have come to mark his personalized style of photograhic storytelling. The art from this period is arguable his most important and has unquestionable influenced all his subsequent work.

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John Gossage
 

Exhibition: Beyond Here Lies Nothin':
March 8 - May 11, 2013

Exhibition: Artists for Obama
July 12 - Jul 27, 2012

Exhibition: John Gossage
April 6 - Jun 23, 2012

Exhibition: From Fair to Fine
November 3 - Dec 29, 2006

Exhibition: John Gossage: Berlin in the Time of the Wall
January 7 - Mar 5, 2005

Exhibition: Group Exhibition of Gallery Artists
September 10 - Oct 30, 2004

Exhibition: Snake Eyes: Terri Weifenbach and John Gossage
September 9 - Nov 8, 2003

 
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